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Festivals and Events in Maldives

Maldives celebrates various events and festivals with great joy and enthusiasm. The festivals and events reflect the varied culture and heritage of the Island.

Eid is an important festival that is celebrated by the Muslims in Maldives. Special prayers are offered by all Muslims to Allah after which official processions are carried out. The festivities consist of various games and musical performances on the island. People wear new clothes, get together for feasting, exchange gifts and also distribute sweets amongst their family and friends to celebrate the auspicious day.

Independence Day is celebrated by Maldivian locals on 26 July with dances and parades of brightly coloured floats and displays of traditional dancing. The day is officially celebrated in Republic Square in the capital city of Maldives, Male.

Other events and festivals that are celebrated with pomp and glory in Maldives are Islam Day in April, Ramadan in October, Victory Day and Republic Day in November.

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